I dunno what's got me interested in any music notionally "goth" again - perhaps it's my return to London - but this year has uncovered a couple of gems, one of which is Zola Jesus, who it appears that true to form I caught onto a little late. It's utterly exquisite, blissed out music that uniquely amongst most remotely mainstream music that acquires the tag, perhaps actually is something resembling goth. It's also not a million miles away from Fever Ray in it's cold, aloof feel, but without the deliberate wierdness and erasing of most human touches. Instead it is kinda warm, and unexpectedly accessible.
The Human Animal
I was never a huge fan of previous AL releases - but perhaps it was just that I was looking for the wrong things out of the music. …